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Title: Nanostructured Functional Hydrogels as an Emerging Platform for Advanced Energy Technologies

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  1. Materials Science and Engineering Program and Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX 78712 USA
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Zhao, Fei, Bae, Jiwoong, Zhou, Xingyi, Guo, Youhong, and Yu, Guihua. Nanostructured Functional Hydrogels as an Emerging Platform for Advanced Energy Technologies. Germany: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/adma.201801796.
Zhao, Fei, Bae, Jiwoong, Zhou, Xingyi, Guo, Youhong, & Yu, Guihua. Nanostructured Functional Hydrogels as an Emerging Platform for Advanced Energy Technologies. Germany. doi:10.1002/adma.201801796.
Zhao, Fei, Bae, Jiwoong, Zhou, Xingyi, Guo, Youhong, and Yu, Guihua. Mon . "Nanostructured Functional Hydrogels as an Emerging Platform for Advanced Energy Technologies". Germany. doi:10.1002/adma.201801796.
title = {Nanostructured Functional Hydrogels as an Emerging Platform for Advanced Energy Technologies},
author = {Zhao, Fei and Bae, Jiwoong and Zhou, Xingyi and Guo, Youhong and Yu, Guihua},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1002/adma.201801796},
journal = {Advanced Materials},
issn = {0935-9648},
number = 48,
volume = 30,
place = {Germany},
year = {2018},
month = {8}

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